Programs Officer - Multiple

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 11/09/2018

Job Category:

Property & Real Estate / Facility / Asset Management

Job description:

Programs Officer – Assets, Regional Programs – Grade 5/6

Various Business Units (South East, North West and Western Sydney) 

Assets Division

Department of Family and Community Services

NSW Land and Housing Corporation


Land and Housing Corporation are looking to fill multiple Programs Officer roles on a temporary (one role up to six months, with possible extension) and ongoing basis (five roles). A relief register and talent pool will also be established for further temporary and ongoing opportunities as they arise.


  • South East Sydney Region (Maroubra, Strawberry Hills and Ashfield)
  • North West Region (Tamworth and Coffs Harbour)
  • Western Sydney Region (Parramatta)
Employment Type: Ongoing 5 Roles Full Time (South East and North West Regions) and Temporary up to 6 months (Western Sydney Region)

Salary range: $83,403 to $92,026 p.a plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading (full time)

Closing date: 11.59pm – 1 October 2018

About Us

The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) delivers services to the most disadvantaged individuals, families and communities in NSW through local community based programs. The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is a Public Trading Enterprise within the FACS cluster. LAHC owns and manages the Government’s public housing portfolio of some 130,000 properties within New South Wales.

Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW sets out the Government’s vision to transform the social housing system over the next 10 years, with LAHC playing a critical role in delivering the benefits of this new and innovative model for social housing. In particular, a key feature is the Communities Plus program where LAHC will fast-track the redevelopment of its social housing portfolio in partnership with the private and community housing sectors to deliver 23,000 new and replacement social housing dwellings and more than 500 affordable dwellings in integrated communities with more than 40,000 private dwellings.

The Assets Division provides state-wide asset management through the provision of contract management, development and implementation of policy and standards, tenancy management and maintenance contract and program delivery.

The South East Region has office locations in Ashfield, Burwood, Strawberry Hills, Maroubra, Coniston, Queanbeyan and Wagga Wagga.

The North West Region has office locations in Ashfield, Mayfield, Tamworth, Coffs Harbour, Wyong and Orange.

The Western Sydney Region has office locations Parramatta, Fairfield, Blacktown and Campbelltown.

While there are current vacancies at these locations, we may create a talent pool and relief register to fill roles across the region.  

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic professional to support the delivery of LAHC’s maintenance contract by contributing to the development of the quarterly works programs, delivery of vacant property restorations and other critical works categories including disability modifications.  You will have sound experience in residential building and contract administration as well as knowledge of and the ability to apply contract requirements, standards and policies.

Accountabilities include:

  • Develops, implements and manages a planned program of maintenance by analysing Property Assessment Survey (PAS) data, utilising local knowledge to support the organisation’s housing portfolio property maintenance program on allocated properties;
  • Provides both proactive and effective contract administration through the development of office estimates including attend on site (as required) and supporting negotiations with contractors in relation to quotations;
  • Ensures that works are appropriately delivered and that strategies and action plans are put in place to rectify work issues where applicable;
  • Develops scopes of work for exceptional internal activities and statutory and regulatory items such as disability modifications, in collaboration with relevant professionals such as Occupational Therapists as required; and
  • Ensures compliance with the Australian Building Codes, LAHC standards, policies and Contract Guidelines when issuing work to contractors

Essential Requirements
  • Sound building experience or exposure, together with experience in contract administration including preparing quotations or estimates;
  • Knowledge of contract requirements, standards and policies together with the capacity to interpret and apply contract requirements, standards and policies;
  • Post trade Certificate IV or equivalent qualifications or sound work experience in a property related field;
  • Current working knowledge of the Australian Building Codes;
  • Intermediate MS Word and Excel with MS Project skills desirable; and
  • Current Driver’s Licence

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To Apply: You will be required to complete an online application form consisting of four questions  as well as providing a one (1) page covering letter, your resume which clearly details your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Job Notes
  • These are full time ongoing roles in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.
  • A Recruitment/Talent Pool will be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if and as they arise.
  • Part of the assessment process may include additional capability assessments in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013. You may be contacted to participate in additional capability assessments.
  • The successful applicant will be subject to a National Criminal Records Check. No offer of employment can be made without the relevant clearance.
  • Interviews will be held at a Metro location with a Regional location to be decided upon review of applications.

Enquiries: For more information about the role, please contact;


Closing Date:  11.59pm – 1 October 2018


Thank you for your interest in this role.

FACS is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, therefore, we encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups. We actively promote the employment of people with disability; and will make reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.